Breaking Barriers-Technology Cohort


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Breaking Barriers-Technology Cohort

  1. 1. Breaking Barriers Bode Middle School
  2. 2. rle ss pa pe tea ch Terri Johnson
  3. 3. By the time we leave today, you should have a clear idea of why we need to design for learning and how we plan to get there.
  4. 4. Agenda Welcome and Introduction Did You Know Constructivist Theory Designing For Learning T-Pack Bode LIVE Next Steps
  5. 5. Why Breaking Barriers? Did You Know...
  6. 6. Thoughts?
  7. 7. TRANSFORMING LEARNING Engaging the Bode Community in global communications – developing educators, transforming classrooms, preparing global workers.
  8. 8. “What if school wasn’t like real life? What if it was real life?” ~Chris Lehmann, SLA Principal
  9. 9. Teachers seek and value their students’ point of view.
  10. 10. Classroom activities challenge students’ suppositions.
  11. 11. Teachers pose problems of emerging relevance.
  12. 12. Teachers build lessons around primary concepts and “Big Ideas”.
  13. 13. Teachers assess student learning in the context of daily teaching. (Brooks and Brooks 1999)
  14. 14. Classroom the teacher searches for students’ understandings of concepts, and then structures opportunities for students to refine or revise by posing contradictions, presenting new information, asking questions, encouraging research, and/or engaging students in inquiries designed to challenge current concepts. (brooks and brooks 1999)
  15. 15. Take Away from Top 20 Success = IQ x EQ EQ = Think, Learn, Communicate
  16. 16. Wr s i ty iter ’s io Wo ur rks C hop inquiry Con str uct Lea ivis rnin t g PBL
  17. 17. Designing for learning rather than planning for teaching demands a different way of thinking.
  18. 18. Book Study • Constructivist Learning Design (1-6) • Elements of Design (7-10) • Precedents for Constructivist Learning Design (11-14) • Teacher Learning Circles (14-17)
  19. 19. Protocol What is still circling around in your head? What is square with your thinking? What are 3 points we need to remember.
  20. 20. PCK by Shulman
  21. 21. T-Pack
  22. 22. A Squirrelly Example Try To Do
  23. 23. T-PaCK Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge
  24. 24. Diigo Flickr Pandora animoto Twitter Google Earth Social Networks Pandora eVite You Tube Blogging Delicious
  25. 25. The Networked
  26. 26. Get your tool belt ready.
  27. 27. First Tool: Blogging! • Blogs in Plain English
  28. 28. Examples of School Networks • • • • What do you see? What kinds of conversations do you notice?
  29. 29.
  30. 30. A Web Site Story
  31. 31. Next Steps • Become a member of • Read Chapter 1 in Design for Learning • Respond to Discussion Question at BodeLIVE.
  32. 32. Artwork Thanks • Image: 'Union II' by Orcoo at 47815255@N00/3598076216 • Image: 'The Burden of Thought' 13152844@N00/102953776 • Image: 'Atlas, it's time for your bath' 73645804@N00/440672445 • Image: 'Tools' 10488545@N05/1596898776 • Image: 'Hammer' 36045027@N00/2054989998 • Image: 'Raleigh Sprite 1976' 87555792@N00/254286233
  33. 33. Artwork con’t • Image: 'O sol no destino' by Eduardo Amorim at • Image: 'Its Future is in our Hands -+Live+Earth' by aussiegall at • Image: 'Jonny Wilkinson Squirrel - Rugby World Cup+Final +Practice..:O)' by law_keven at 66164549@N00/1575325110 • Imagae: ‘Up Close with Botany’ by Sean Nash